Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 20, 1953 · Page 18
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, April 20, 1953
Page 18
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\ •tORTIIN ALTON IVtNtlTO AW»IL 94, itti Kramer, Humphrey Both Confident of Winning Tuesday Both Issue Pre« Election • Statements; Urge All to Vote WOOD RIVER—Both candidates for mayor here, Lavier D. Humphrey, th« Independent, and Ivan Kramer, the Citizen's Committee choice, were optimistic today of being elected on the eve of Tuesday's election. Wood Rlverans will not only name a mayor, but also four councilmen, a city clerk, city treasurer and police magistrate. With only a few exceptions the campaign has been kept on a relatively high plane. J. Thornton Lancaster, independent, is the only candidate on the ticket unopposed for election. He Is running for police magistrate. Independents running for the city council are Clyde R. Borman, Herman A. DeWitt, Albert Jackson and Everett Ragus. Citizen's Committee choices on the ballot are Edwin Bean, Charles E. Season, J. M. Delaney and Hugh Worthcn. Borman and DeWitt are incumbents, while Ragus Is completing a term as city treasurer. Howard Seeks Re-election Emmet P. Howard, Incumbent city clerk, Is seeking re-election In running against Pauline J. Korbet, only woman candidate In this race. Howard is an independent; Miss Korbet is being backed by the Citizen's Committee. A. Robert Rich, Citizen's Committee candidate, and Frank J. Starkey, independent, are seeking the office of city treasurer. Both Humphrey and Kramer were asked by the Telegraph to contribute election-eve statements. Humphrey said: "I have endeavored to conduct this campaign for mayor on a clean basis. However, after they have quoted and printed extravagant false salaries for the independent candidates, it is especially har<} to keep from showing" the people of Wood River how expensive a $1 per ' year man can be through their expense accounts. "The people trust .me to conserve their tax dollars. I will not break that trust. I have the ability, gained through experience, to gaveh un- dreda of dollars by efficient management of city affairs. From past experience, I can assure the people of Wood River one of the best ad- f ministrations in the history of this city. "I will give the people service, sewer completion, good streets, clean alleys, and an honest administration." Kramer's statement follows: "Tomorrow you will go to the polls and elect your choice of candidates to operate your city under the new City Managerial System. ! "We have given you information on the plan; pledged lo give you honest, efficient government; of- i fered the service of mayor and i councilmen at $1 a year as a i civic service to assure economy and the success of the city managerial system. "Regardless of who Is elected, our city will need the support of every citizen. In the U.S.A., no one can deny you the right to vote. "This Is also a privilege you should not deny yourself. Please vote." Urge All to Vote Both political camps, including all candidates from each side, j have requested all citi/cns to ex, ercise their right to vote ns they I see fit. I Voting will be done by wards rather than precincts. Prospective voters in the election, must have been residents of Wood River for at least 30 days, of Madison County for at least 90 days and of the state of Illinois for at least one year. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Polling places In the election are as follows: First Ward, City Hall; Second Ward, Sido's Garage; Third Ward, American Legion Hall; Fourth Ward, Wood River Drainage and Levee District Office; Fifth Ward, Municipal Water Pumping Station. City Clerk Howard said 16 absentee ballots had been received and four others were out, making a total of 20 absentee ballots that had been issued. , : Great Britain's first "No Smok- Ing" cinema is being tried out In London. Wood River CM Feted at Luncheon *WOOt> RrVfiR - Mrs. Wilbur Stevens, presidentelect of Wood River Woman's Club, was guest of honor at the annual luncheon meet- Ing of Former Presidents Club of Wood River Woman's Club at the YWCA, Alton, Friday. During the business session, ton- ducted by the president, Mrs. Robert Lane, the club decided to place a book in the Wood River Public Library in memory of Mrs. Robert Parks, a deceased member. Last year they placed one there In memory of Mrs. M. F. Manning Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Hulrla Traband are chairmen of (his project. Mrs. John Met/ger was elected president of the club for the coming year and Mrs. E. L. Kimmel was re-elected secretary and treasurer. The program included an invocation by Mrs. Omar Lyon and brief talks by Mrs. E. B. Gillis, current Woman's Club President, and Mrs. Stevens. Gifts were presented to Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. W. I. Jolley. In attendance other than those mentioned were: Mrs. E. V. Giehl, Mrs. Ralph Volz, Mrs. B. M. Harrod, Mrs. G. 0. DcAtley, Mrs. G. F. Trnhand, Mrs. F. W. Bauer, Mrs. II. C. Stover, and Mrs. J. P. Hawkins. Charles Lee to Speak Lorena Ave. Pa rent-Teacher Banquet Set Tuesday Night Moose Initiate ThreeCanflidates At Wood River WOOD RIVER — Three candidates were initiated into the local Moose lodge at a breakfast-initiation at the Moose Home Sunday morning. Dutch' Weishaupt was class representative, and other candidates were Walter Caldwell and Richard Vansell. About 100 attended the breakfast and ceremonies. It was announced there will be a free dance at the Moose Home Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., to the music of Dave Stiles' orchestra. WOOD RlVER-Charles A. Lee, professor of education at Washington University, St. Louis, will speak on "Our Schools Yesterday. Today and Tomorrow," at the Lorena Ave., PTA banquet to be held Tuesday at 6:30 p. m. In Lewis- Clark cafeteria. Mrs. Hulda Traband, the first president of Lorena Ave. PTA, will ! install the new officers. The pro- grnm will consist of special music I under the direction of Mrs. Eunice ! Robinson. | Richard Hnnkctt Hospitalized I WOOD RIVER. — Richard Hes! kett, 503 S. Eighth St. continues to ; be a patient at St. Joseph's Ho*\ pital, Alton, where he has been j confined the past week suffering i with a back ailment. Heskett is j an employe of Standard Oil Co. j Mrs. Ifrrndon at Bamea Hospital I WOOD RIVER.-Mrs. Glen Herndon, 448 Fifth St., is a patient at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, receiving treatment for arthritis. She expects to be there from two lo four more weeks. Mrs. Hill at Mather's WOOD RIVER.-Mrs. Martha F. ; Hill, who resided with her son. Dorcn, at 201 Picker Ave., is confined at Mather's Homo tor the Aged, 23-19 Virdcn St., Alton. She was removed from Wood River Township Hospital to the nursing home Friday after being a patient there for 79 days. Confined at Home WOOD RIVER.— Mrs. Rudolph Yarncll of 194 Eula Ave., has been confined at home the past week with an attack of measles. She is an employe of the Jaco Variety Store. , Soften TTramb Laesratfon WOOD RIVER. — Chtrlw Yarnell, son of Mr. and Mm. Rudolph Yarnell, 194 Eula Ave., wti treated at Wood River TowniWp Hospital Saturday for a thumb laceration he received while opening a tin can. He was released following treatment. To Sponsor Supper WOOD RIVER. - Boy Scout Troop 35, sponsored by the American Legion,, will have a chill supper and beef stew dinner Saturday from 5 until 1 p.m. In the Legion Hall. Mrs. Wes Herley and Mrs. Arthur Northway Sr. will be In charge. Proceeds from the dinner will bemused to buy new Scout equipment. Lutheran Auxiliary WOOD RIVER.—A special meeting of the Auxiliary to the Council of Lutheran Churches will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mrs. M. R. Westover of the Alton State Hos-- pital will give a talk. Mrs. Westover will explain to the women how they can be of help to the State Hospital. The council and auxiliary is composed of members of eight Lutheran Churches in this area. The United States now has in its privately - owned ocean - going tanker fleet 451 vessels of nearly 6,741,000 deadweight tons. It is the world's largest tanker fleet under any one national flag. Qualified I • Capable! • Progressive! VOTE FOR CLINTON A. PHALEN -FOR- VILLAGE TRUSTEE East Alton Village Election; April 21. 1953 your vote is a precious possession. Exercise it wisely! "VAN'S THE MAN" VANPRETER FOR MAYOR Election: TiMfday, April 21, 19S3 HEADQUARTERS FOR INFORMATION TRANSPORTATION TO POLLS CALL 4-1513 I KMtML IBIME W THE EAST "ALTON FROM C. A. VAN PRETER CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR "I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO RUN A CLEAN CAMPAIGN, OPENLY SOLICITING YOUR SUPPORT WITHOUT THE USE OF "SMEAR/' "ATTEMPTED INTIMIDATION" OR "MALICIOUS GOSSIP," BUT BY PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER STATEMENTS. A RELIABLE SOURCE AND NOT BY RUMORS OR HANDBILLS," "BEWARE OF THOSE WHO SMEAR AND ATTACK IN THE DARK OF NIGHT." "I CAN ONLY CAMPAIGN, YOU CAN VOTE. YOU SHALL DECIDE." "MANY THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND SUPPORT" SIGNED: C. A. VAN PRETER [ ( It Be Politics As Usual in Wood River? Editorial Quotes: "OLDTIME POLITICIANS INVARIABLY OPPOSE THE GITY MANAGER IDEAS" St. Louis Poit-Diipatch Editorial October 10, 1952 Opposition Candidates Havs Had Their Ohance - The Result . . "A DILIGENT MINORITY JOB OF FEET-DRAGGING COULD CAUSE THE EFFORTS OF ANY CITY MANAGER TO GO FOR NOTHING" Wood River journal, October 9, 1952 . FEW AND INEFFICIENT SERVICES FOR YOUR TAX DOLLARS! OR WILL IT BE A FRESH APPROACH BY CIVIC MINDED PEOPLE? PEOPLE Who Have Pledged Their FULL SUPPORT Te The NEW PLAN and HAVE PLEDGED To SERVE For $1.00 A Year! (Mayor and Councilmen) "Wood River Has tht Opportunity to Become the Laboratory for Better City Government Throughout the Populous Metropolitan Area on the Illinois Side of the Mississippi." St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial, October 5,1952 VOTE FOR IVAN KRAMER for Mayor BOB RIOH for Trenurer PAULINE KORBET for City Clirk VOTE FOR COUNCILMEN EDWIN BEAN CWAS. E. BEASON J. M, DELANEY HUGH WORTHEN VOTE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES ENDORSED BY THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE! A Split Ticket is a Vote Against Giving the City Manager Plan a Fair Trial! The Job f* Ju»t Hall Done. To Finish The Job, ELECT ALL CANDIDATES FAVORABLE to the CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT!

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